The itching may cause a desire to scratch the affected area.
common causes of vaginal itching include:
chemical irritants such as detergents, fabric softeners, feminine sprays, ointments, creams, douches, and contraceptive foams or jellies.
. A drop in the hormone estrogen
causes vaginal dryness
may increase vaginal itching and make you more susceptible to infections.
Vaginal yeast infection
. Vaginitis in girls before puberty
is common. If a young girl has a sexually transmitted vaginal infection, however, sexual abuse
must be considered and addressed.